This Easter was lovely! I didn’t do a lot, which is exactly what you want for a long weekend isn’t it? A chilled few days with family, bliss! I did however get A LOT of chocolate, perfect time to create even more yummy treats! Usually I don’t get given any Easter eggs, I think its because since the age of 15 I had my then chocolate making business turned cake business, so giving me chocolate probably felt a bit strange. Every year I would make it really clear that it wasn’t strange at all and that I still want the eggs!! Who wouldn’t!! This year my family heard my cry and I was given more eggs than I knew what to do with. So I made this cookie recipe to try and use some of it up and share with my friends and family. Here is the recipe and I hope you like it as much as I do. If you want to see exactly how I made them, head over to my YouTube channel to watch the tutorial.
100g Salted Butter
150g Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
150g Brown Sugar
40g Cocoa Powder
1 left over Easter Egg (or around 150g of chocolate)
Selection of small eggs to decorate (Creme Egg works the best!)
1 Free Range Egg
1 Vanilla Pod (vanilla extract would also work)
1. Cream together the butter and sugar using a food mixer (or by hand if you are brave!) until light and fluffy and a pale colour add your vanilla pod just before the mixture is ready
2. Scrape the mixture down the sides and add your free range egg to the bowl, mix until combined
3. Add all the dry ingredients and continue mixing until all combined
4. Take your leftover Easter egg (or 150g of chocolate, whatever flavour you prefer) and chop into small chocolate chip size pieces, add these to the mixture and combine
5. Add the dough in small golf ball sized pieces to a non-stick baking tray (I love the Le Cruset Non-Stick Cookie Sheet!)
6. Pop your cookies in the oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 minutes to start
7. After 10 minutes, take out your cookies and gently press in the chopped Creme Eggs, return to the oven for 2 more minutes for the eggs to start melting a little
8. Take out of the oven, allow to set for a few minutes and enjoy!
These went down an absolute treat and I hope you loved them too. If you make these at home, please don't forget to share using #bakingwithalana, I would love to see your pictures! Don't forget to like my YouTube tutorial and subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more baking Tips & Tricks!